Driving license tips for Ohio


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Hi guys

I recently got a driving licence from Ohio. I would like to share my experiences with you.

The official site for Ohio BMV is http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/bmv.asp

The best thing to do is to download the Digest of ohio Motor Vehicle Laws. It is available at http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/pdf_forms/HSY-7607.pdf

The digest gives a thorough guide to the driving rules.

Getting a driving licence:

Step 1 - Get a temporary card. You will need your passport, SSN card(if applicable), a letter from your employer giving your current residential address(in case your spouse is working, then a letter from your spouse's employer will do) and a fees of $22. You will get the temporary packet consisting of your ID card and some documents on the spot.

The list of BMV offices where you can get the temporary packet can be found at http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/county/dr_locs.htm

More details available at http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/driver_license/temp.htm

REMEMBER - You cannot drive with this ID card. You need to pass the written examination for it.

Step 2 - The written exam
The written exam consists of 40 questions out of which you have to answer at least 30 correctly. The offices where the test facility is available can be found at
No need to schedule a test, just walk-in. If you pass the exam, a document provided to you at the time of temporary packet will be stamped, allowing you to drive a motor vehicle provided you have a licensed person with you all the times.

Some sample questions for the test can be found at

All the questions will be from the digest you will get with the packet. You can also download it from net at

Test is esy, you just have to go through the rules in the digest thoroughly. Pay extra attention to speed limits and road signs.

Step 3 - The driving test

Schedule a driving test online at

After you pass the test, present the ID, Test results document, passport, SSN card and I94 to the person at BMV office. You will get the licence on the spot. the fees for the licence is upto $25 depending on your age.

Driving test has 2 parts - Road test and maneuverability test. Before the test, the car is checked for suitability. It should not be very dirty, should have lights, indicators and horn in working conditions.

Driving test is NOT easy but not too tough either. Prepare well before the test.

Pls contact me for more details. My ID is lincolngupta at gmail dot com.

Good Luck